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View Poll Results: Which RB do you want as our starter this year
Shaun Alexander 6 7.32%
Chris Brown 12 14.63%
Ahman Green 10 12.20%
Chris Taylor 18 21.95%
Darius Walker 4 4.88%
Kevin Jones 4 4.88%
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Old 03-13-2008   #21
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I can't seem to find the Dayne train on the list...
its the posts like this that get me through the offseason, lol a hundred times
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Why is everyone so down on Dayne? At least he stayed healthy and produced while everyone else was falling down with injuries.
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Why is everyone so down on Dayne? At least he stayed healthy and produced while everyone else was falling down with injuries.
Because he is slow and is only productive when the line gives him three yards to get up to speed. If they give him that, he is a load to bring down but if he doesn't get it he goes down at first contact. His late season success is largely a product of the OL getting their run blocking together. He also can't run to the outside. Open the same holes for a RB with some burst and you will see a much more dynamic rushing attack--ex. look at how the purely mediocre Walker looked hitting the same holes.
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Because he is slow and is only productive when the line gives him three yards to get up to speed. If they give him that, he is a load to bring down but if he doesn't get it he goes down at first contact. His late season success is largely a product of the OL getting their run blocking together. He also can't run to the outside.
Granted. But still, I'll miss jumping off the couch and yelling "The Dayne Train!" LOL
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i dont understand all the mendenhall hype, we need to spend our 1st rd pick on a defensive starter, the offense was fine minus the turnovers, we are a pass happy offense, we pass first, we need to stop teams from scoring after our "O" turns the ball over. mendenhall had one good game against usc, that's it. he doesn't have the body of work that peterson did or mcfadden. he also played with a mobile qb in a spread offense. that makes it easy, especially in the big ten. dude didnt run wild in the SEC nor did he carry his team to victories while 8 men were in the box. that rose bowl game was an absolute mismatch and usc waited for the game to end. it's kinda like when chris taylor had a nice game against cleveland in a meaningless season finale.
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Because he is slow and is only productive when the line gives him three yards to get up to speed. If they give him that, he is a load to bring down but if he doesn't get it he goes down at first contact. His late season success is largely a product of the OL getting their run blocking together. He also can't run to the outside.
Dayne is like your old car ... it's not real efficeint but it still runs .

I think you cut him and he'll be there if you need him .
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I'd personally prefer us to get our Offensive line fixed and working great BEFORE spending high $$ or high draft picks on a runningback. I would love to spend high draft picks (even though guru Gibbs is here) on the OL and get it being one of the best in the league, and THEN we would be able to have a backfield full of Taylors, Walkers, and 2nd day rookies- all cheap cheap cheap.

Anybody know the $ figures on the Brown deal?
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Dayne is like your old car ... it's not real efficeint but it still runs .

I think you cut him and he'll be there if you need him .
dayne will find a job for a small contract, he'll never live up to the heisman but is a more than capable back, he is what he his, you gotta appreciate what he did during his time in houston
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Some people think Mendenhall will transition into the NFL better than McFadden will. I see Mendenhall and am a lot more excited at an overall Runningback. Sure McFadden did EXTREMELY well in college and in a super tough conference but I'm not in the least bit excited about spending a top 5 pick on him at all. There would be absolutely no way I'd do it unless I had a team that was fully built on both offense and defense and I needed a superb complimentary back like a Reggie Bushish type player and I had a healthy starting running back (pounder/grinder- like a Maurice Jones-Drew).

But again I'm one of the people who see McFadden as a closer comparison to a larger Reggie Bush than I do to an Adrian Peterson. I'm a person that values an Adrian Peterson type of back more than a Reggie Bush type. But at the end of the day McFadden should find his place in the NFL and be successful- at least I hope so, because he's just too talented.
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i just dont see it with mendenhall, his presence doesn't make us a better team, if green and brown are healthy then he doesn't see the field, i guess he can thrive in the right system like bush (excuse), peterson played in a pro style "o" and even when he was all OU had he still thrived, do people really think that mendenhall will have a year in houston like peterson had in minnesota? if he does then i'll admit to being wrong but i don't see anything special about him
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i just dont see it with mendenhall, his presence doesn't make us a better team, if green and brown are healthy then he doesn't see the field, i guess he can thrive in the right system like bush (excuse), peterson played in a pro style "o" and even when he was all OU had he still thrived, do people really think that mendenhall will have a year in houston like peterson had in minnesota? if he does then i'll admit to being wrong but i don't see anything special about him
That's an interesting thought given that Kubiak is somewhat hesitant about starting rookie RBs in his offense after having been let down by Wali Lundy. Remember how long it took Taylor and Walker to get significant P.T.?

I wonder if Smithiak are (is?) betting that neither Mendenhall nor Stewart nor McFadden will still be around by the #18 pick and are protecting themselves.
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I voted for Ahman Green because if he's healthy I imagine he starts. If he doesn't take that helmet to the knee last year, I don't even think we have this conversation.

I think a more interesting poll would be who we thought would be the starting RB for the last game of the season.
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I chose "Other". LOL
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I've come to the conclussion that Sage Rosenfels and Chris Taylor are the 2 most beloved Texans in history.
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I've come to the conclussion that Sage Rosenfels and Chris Taylor are the 2 most beloved Texans in history.
Hey, Chris Taylor's career stats as a Texan are LEGENDARY I tells ya.
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Dont even get me started on Chris Taylor. Could he be great? Maybe. But to annoint him the starter after 1 game against cleveland a year ago is almost silly
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